Th e Flash
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SFX’s Facebook followers give their verdict on the speedy DC show
It’s great fun and a worthy companion piece to Arrow. Different tone but still feels part of the same universe, and the crossover episodes are a blast too. Personally, I love both shows – that’s allowed, isn’t it?
I never watched Arrow but wanted to get in on this from the start. Great superhero TV, makes Gotham look like the po- faced yet tonally unbalanced mess it is.
Neil Tex Hickman I actually started watching The
Flash first and enjoyed it so much I went and watched Arrow from season one. Glad I’ve watched them both now as they’re brilliant. Makes a change from the Marvel Universe too.
It provides a fun counterpoint to the darkness of Arrow. The two complement one another well.
Arrow is brilliant but sometimes you need something slightly less heavy and Flash fits the mould perfectly. I am also enjoying the nods to the comics.
There’s no denying The Flash is enjoyable in places ( great visual effects and an inherent sense of fun and wonder when it comes to Barry’s powers) but the storytelling feels like it’s going through the motions on a weekly basis.
Better than Arrow, but could be grittier. A little too 90210 for me.
I don’t really like it and don’t like how it’s in the same universe as Arrow when it’s a lot more fantastical.
Closer to Smallville than Arrow in terms of tone but this is not a bad thing. It is a lot of fun and the story arc is very intriguing.